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Hays County Arrest Records

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Hays County, TX Arrest Records

What are Hays County Arrest Statistics?

The county of Hays had 2,737 arrests during the past three years. For 2017, the arrest rate was 447.50 per 100,000 residents. This is 39.45% lower than the national average of 739.02 per 100,000 people. Of the total arrests, 145 were for violent crimes such as murder, rape, and robbery. Hays also processed 770 arrests for property crimes during the same year. Compared to Bell and Bexar, Hays is a more dangerous place to live.

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  • 2,737Arrests in the county for the last 3 years
  • 447.50Arrest rate in 2017 per 100.000 population
  • 145Violent crime arrests

Hays County Recent Arrest Trends

The most popular crime committed in Hays is larceny/theft totaling 503, followed by burglary, and then aggravated assault.

  • 503Larceny/Theft
  • 192Burglary
  • 93Aggravated Assault

Violent Crime Arrests vs. Non-Violent

Violent crimes include murder, manslaughter, rape, robbery and aggravated assault. Hays County has a higher rate of non-violent crime. For 2017, Hays tallied 145 violent crimes and 770 non-violent crimes. When compared to the national average of 739.02, Hays is lower by 39.45% than the national average.

Hays County Crime Rate from 2004-2017

Hays County Police Records

Police records exist in different types of police departments and in many forms. In most typically, Hays county police reports may be located from the local county Sheriff’s Office. You can show up in person and request files as county police records are available to anyone per the state laws and the Freedom of Information Act. The files may include Hays county police reports, Hays county bookings and even pictures. These files are related to when a suspect is arrested, booked, and imprisoned. First, they are questioned, and basic details is taken while policemen fills out the report. Then the police takes images of the criminal, and they are put in a jail cell until they can make bond the fees. Some areas may charge a fee for a copy of police records. You may have to go there in person and may need to have the following details for them to find your file:

  • Date and time of the occurrence
  • The location of the incident
  • Name(s) of those involved
  • Officer’s name and rank
  • Case number

This will help the attendant find the paperwork you need.

Hays county police records can show a lot of information about a criminal. A good illustration of police record might be a traffic crash report. Some files are available to the public after a waiting period, such as 60-days.

Sometimes you can obtain copies of Hays county police records by mail. Contact your local county Sheriff’s Office to inquire about paperwork and the cost.

Hays County Mugshots

Hays County mugshots have been performed since the 1800s, shortly after the creation of photography. Then in 1888, a French law enforcement officer Alphonse Bertillon standardized the process and made it the norm. Collections of these images are kept in a “mug book” to help witnesses and victims identify suspects.

Hays county mugshots are the images taken of criminals upon arrest. Local police, Sheriff’s Offices, and other law enforcement agencies take them. Generally , the subject is photographed from the front (full-face view) and then the side (profile view). These Hays county mugshots are kept with the person’s criminal record and police reports. They are used by victims, witnesses, and investigators to identify suspects guys.

Also , when a judge issues an Hays county arrest warrant for other reasons , and the suspect does not show up in court, these mugshots are used to help identity the suspect.

Mugshots are readily easily found online as they are public records. Information companies portals offer mugshots with other types of files such as criminal records, arrest records and other court cases.

Felonies, Misdemeanors, and Sex Offenders

Police and arrest records will also have on felonies, misdemeanors, and sex offenders. Since everything is online available and connected, any past crimes will show up as well.

Hays County Sheriff’s Office

It is situated in Hays county, Texas with a total number of 270 employees - 16 female, 127 male officers and 127 civilians. Hays County SO ORI (Originated Agency Identifier) number is TX1050000, it belongs to the West South Central division in the South region with a region code of Region III.

  • Agency Name: Hays County Sheriff's Office
  • State: Texas
  • City: San Marcos
  • Type: County
  • Address: 1307 Uhland Road
  • Phone Number: 512-393-7800
  • Email:
  • Website:

Police Departments in Hays County

Buda Police Department100 Houston St # B512-312-1001

Hays County, TX Jail and Inmate Records

HAYS County has 310 jails with an average daily population of 597 inmates with a total of 310 jail population. When breaking down the HAYS County jail population by gender, females are a minority compared to male prisoners and make 22% with 67 female and 294 male inmates.

  • 310Jails
  • 310Prisoners
  • 227 %Jail Rate

How Does Hays County Inmate Search Work?

Hays County inmate records are public documents that anyone can get a copy of easily. The Freedom of Information Act governs the access to regarding Hays county inmate records which provide a lot of useful details about a person.

Hays County Booking

Hays county bookings are also helpful when looking for details on whether or not a person has been arrested. When a criminal is arrested, the officer fills out documents and then holds them in a prison , which essentially becomes their Hays county booking record. It may also include things like fingerprints, images , physical details, their name, and address, police officer who arrested them , the details of the crime, the location, and any cars that were involved. The general public has the power to read a copy of someone’s Hays county booking records without any type of allowance .

Hays County Jail

Prisons and Jails in Hays County

Hays County TX Juvenile Detention Center2250 Clovis Barker Road512-393-5220
Kyle Correctional Center23001 IH-35512-268-0079 **633
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